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What's Anomalous in LHC Jets?

by Thorsten Buss, Barry M. Dillon, Thorben Finke, Michael Krämer, Alessandro Morandini, Alexander Mück, Ivan Oleksiyuk, Tilman Plehn

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Authors (as registered SciPost users): Thorsten Buss · Barry Dillon · Thorben Finke · Tilman Plehn
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Preprint Link: scipost_202207_00012v2  (pdf)
Date accepted: 2023-09-20
Date submitted: 2023-08-14 16:23
Submitted by: Finke, Thorben
Submitted to: SciPost Physics
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Academic field: Physics
  • High-Energy Physics - Phenomenology


Searches for anomalies are a significant motivation for the LHC and help define key analysis steps, including triggers. We discuss how LHC anomalies can be defined through probability density estimates, evaluated in a physics space or in an appropriate neural network latent space, and discuss the model-dependence in choosing an appropriate data parameterisation. We illustrate this for classical k-means clustering, a Dirichlet variational autoencoder, and invertible neural networks. For two especially challenging scenarios of jets from a dark sector we evaluate the strengths and limitations of each method.

Published as SciPost Phys. 15, 168 (2023)

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